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|Record Creator:||Department of Commerce, U. S. Census Bureau|
These records contain an index and images of the 1860 Grays Harbor County Federal Census.
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|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
|Source of Transfer||Washington State Library
|Notes||For more information about this census, email the Historical Records Project at firstname.lastname@example.org
Original census material held by the National Archives and Records Administration.
Transcribed by Joyce Ogden, Olympia, Washington; Clark County Genealogical Society, Vancouver, Washington. Proofread by Diane Nebel, Rosalia, Washington, Pat Lloyd, Kettle Falls, Washington, and Jan Crews, Ellensburg, Washington. Final Proofreading by Shirley Lewis and Judy Pitchford, Washington State Library.
|Agency History:||The need for a census was delineated in the United States Constitution Article I, section II. The initial population count took place in 1790 under the Census Office, a temporary agency. The Census Office operated only around the years of the census, until 1880 when processing the data from the census took the entire decade until the next census. Congress created the United States Census Bureau in 1902, a permanent agency which would not close in between census enumeration. The Bureau was initially under the Department of the Interior, but was transferred to the Department of Commerce in 1903.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], 1860, U.S. Federal Census, Grays Harbor County, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|